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    So I'm reading this facebook conversation about everybody ripping on twilight and kissing harry potter's ass, and I feel like defending twilight. I guess I have a natural instinct to stick up for the underdog no matter what it is lol. *sigh*

    Harry Potter is just as stupid as Twilight to me. The characters aren't very interesting at all, they are hugely cliched and stereotypical. J.K Rowling knows how to please a crowd, but she isn't particularly creative or poetic at all.

    Bella vs. Hermione:

    So there's two camps of people. People who want women to fawn over guys and be in love and be okay with that, and people who want women to always be tough and go their own way. I don't understand why we can't take a 'happy medium' approach with this. Sometimes people want to connect with others and be coddled by them, sometimes they want to say 'fuck off' and fight everything and hate the world. Sometimes they just prefer to keep people at a distance, and want to figure things out logically and rationally. Who are you to say what is right for each and every woman?

    somebody wants to be in a relationship and you say they are 'being codependent.' somebody wants to be really headstrong and look after themselves and help the world objectively -- you say they are being a heartless bitch. The ladies just can't win can they?

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    Harry Potter books > Twilight Books

    Harry Potter movies < Twilight movies
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    Quote Originally Posted by Starfall View Post
    Harry Potter books > Twilight Books

    Harry Potter movies < Twilight movies
    Really? Did you see the last Potter movie?

    J.K Rowling knows how to please a crowd, but she isn't particularly creative or poetic at all.
    I think she is hugely creative...all the details and character developments in HP are so amazing.
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    I'll say that I think the twilight series (never read the books, only been dragged to the movies) has bella, whom I think is pretty worthless and uninteresting (word to the wise, I happen to think Kristen Stewart is a HORRIBLE actress), and I think Emma Watson is far more intriguing as an individual and performer, but I actually do kind of see the point you're making, bnd. Not really a huge fan of either series though, tbh.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BubblesAndSpikes View Post
    , and people who want women to always be tough and go their own way.
    But Hermione is not always tough. She starts out as a smart nerdy outcast, she develops crushes and dates, she is a loyal friend, she can be annoying, etc. I don't really see her as "tough" at all.
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    Ashley Greene >> Emma Watson >>>>> Kristen Stewart

    Hermione >>>>>>>> Bella

    Robert Pattison + Sean Biggerstaff + Phelp Twins >>>>>>> Robert Pattison + Taylor Lautner

    Twilight movie colour scheme >> Harry Potter colour scheme

    Neville Longbottom >> Harry Potter >> Edward Cullen (character-wise)

    Harry Potter storyline >>>>> Twilight storyline

    Harry Potter humour >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Twilight taking itself completely seriously

    Quidditch >>> vampire baseball
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    I...agree with that completely except the third one. I don't know who half those people are?
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    Quote Originally Posted by munenori2 View Post
    I...agree with that completely except the third one. I don't know who half those people are?
    Eye candy So I'm not sure if it's really your thing mune. Because let's admit it, as lovely as Daniel Radcliffe is when half-naked in Equus, he's not that hot in HP. But I'm going to post a picture anyway, because I am a heterosexual girl.




    Robert Pattison/Cedric Diggory





    Sean Biggerstaff/Oliver Wood





    Phelp Twins/Weasley twins






    Robert Pattison/Edward Cullen





    Taylor Lautner/Jacob Black



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    I do like that Twilight has more shirtlessness though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nemo View Post
    Wow Kristen Stewart's expression really does capture all those emotions. Emma Watson is clearly "over-doing" it to were it seems fake. Gotta love ma duals.

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    Lol truck there is so much media about this. Someone just posted this on facebook..



    My response which was deleted so I'm gonna post it here:

    I can see the point the picture makes but imo it's not a very good one because not everyone has the same preferences when it comes to love and to judge it superficially is wrong. Love is fuckin hard to find, excuse my french. So why make it harder by making it black and white. As if you have to put someone down when there are so many different ways of being in this world. I have made fun of Twilight for its comedic value but if the love story is appealing to some people why the hate. Why does it have to be Harry Potter against Twilight, Hermione against Bella. Why is Bella criticized/made to feel inadequate for a perfectly legitimate reaction to a broken heart!? No, she didn't save the world on her time off. Jeez louise. When I broke up with my ex I cried for months, because guess what, sometimes LOVE HURTS. Hermione isn't even the protagonist of Harry Potter and the main subject of the books isn't Ron and Hermione's Love Story, it's Harry Saves The World. Bella, on the other hand, IS the protagonist of Twilight and Twilight IS a LOVE STORY. Heaven forbid. I remember when people were saying Harry Potter taught children to join the Occult and brew potions in their backyard. Get it together people.
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    But more importantly, Neville Longbottom became hot!





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    Who would win against Tire?

    Twilight or Harry Potter?


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    I identify with Hermione because I'm a nerd, I don't get her relationship with Ron at all (not in my quadra or w/e)
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    Default movie comparison, sort of

    I really liked the last Twilight movie. It was the one Twilight movie I really wanted to see in theater because of the gross vampire pregnancy that is one of the things I like in the Twilight series, mainly because it can't be so flowery and idealistic of a teen romance when Bella has the vampire fetus that is gradually killing her in the most painful way, and then ends up actually drinking blood herself. I thought this was such a relief because it doesn't shy away from the ugly side of things (and this makes things feel more real to me). I thought the movie didn't shy away from it either as Bella looked sickly and emaciated and I felt elated with every passing disgusting scene (which is strange since I really hate gore in movies, but probably it isn't strange because this doesn't really qualify as gore). I also found it amusing when the teenage girls I was sitting next to made sounds of revulsion at the gross pregnancy scenes and seemed as though they no longer wished to watch... which provided another sense of elation since before this I had to hear them telling each other how pretty the wedding was and gah-ing over everything and I don't know why, but I felt strangely disgusted by that. Anyway I really thought this was the best Twilight movie--I don't really like the other ones, but I like this one. (And actually, I wonder if Stephenie Meyer being a producer in this movie has anything to do with its better quality.) This movie was also one where I could better buy the relationships, maybe... so if I just watch this one and pretend I never saw its predecessors, then it feels like Bella and Edward actually have a sort of relationship... because when I watched the first movie I was like, okay, so now they're suddenly "In Love" and I don't get it. Also this last movie I thought portrayed the Bella/Jacob relationship fairly well (and that relationship has always seemed more real to me anyway, I suppose).

    I don't like most of the Harry Potter movies either, unfortunately. I thought they paled next to the books and when it comes down to it, I'd rather read the books. But the last Harry Potter movie was better I think... but were the Snape scene removed, would I say that? I'm not sure. I've been really "displeased" with the Harry Potter movies in general.

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    Yeah, the last Twilight movie was actually really good. It was a bit mushy in the beginning, but still enjoyable.

    The Harry Potter movies were just a disappointment imo (aside from the last one), and I much prefer the books, which are amazing. As for Twilight, I'd rather watch the movies than read the books. The one Twilight book I read made me depressed.
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